A torteria in Cherry Creek? That was the idea Alex Gurevich had when he opened Ay Caramba!, a full-service spot that focuses on the Mexican sandwiches. But while the neighborhood could certainly use more casual places, Ay Caramba! could also use some spice -- according to both Gretchen Kurtz, who r ... More >>
In Mexico, the behemoth sandwiches known as tortas are street food, meals-on-the-go with stuffings of carnitas or breaded steak -- not to mention such standard accompaniments as refried beans, tomatoes and mayo -- spilling out of puffy white bread. Here in Denver, tortas have been mostly the domain ... More >>
Alex Gurevich, who owns Limón, a Latin American lounge in Uptown, as well as My other Bar on Seventh Avenue, wasn't in the market for a third restaurant, but after his ex-wife vacated Bisque last June, the Cherry Creek North space became available. And since Gurevich held the note to that space, h ... More >>
We noticed last week that Campagna Pizzeria, the restaurant Alex Gurevich opened almost two years ago in a Sixth Avenue storefront that has seen a lot of eateries come and go over the years, was closed and undergoing renovations. It appeared that the space would reopen as a new concept entire ... More >>
Campagna has closed for "remodeling," leaving a gap on an otherwise hot restaurant strip. But this spot at 1120 East Sixth Avenue has been dark before; it's been revamped more times than Joan Rivers. It was the home of the legendary Dudley's, then became Chives. But after Blair Taylor closed that to ... More >>
Happy Place: Campagna Salumi Bar and Pizzeria, 1120 East Sixth Avenue, 720-389-8773. The Hours: Daily from 4 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $3 wines, well drinks, and draft beer; $5 pizzas Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Denver has lots of great Mexican restaurants, a few good Latin American restaurants, and not many South American restaurants. But Fogo de Chao, which opened this summer, would be a great restaurant on any continent. Here are Denver's ten top way-south-of-the-border restaurants. Aji Latin Ame ... More >>
Both readers and restaurateurs had a lot of suggestions for what to do with the former home of Mojitos -- which isn't surprising, considering that this spot at 1120 East Sixth Avenue is a good location just begging for a good operator to go into it. And while I've already reported the new ... More >>
Yesterday I talked with Alex Gurevich about his plans for making pizzas at the former Mojitos/Mel's/Montecito/Piscos/Dudley's space at 1120 East Sixth Avenue, right smack in the middle of Sixth Avenue's restaurant row. It sounded like good news. Despite some bad moves over the years, I thi ... More >>
Okay, so yesterday I used my not insignificant Staffing Up mojo to give some suggestions as to what ought to be done with the former Mojitos , which closed last week at 1120 East Sixth Avenue. And then this morning, guess what happened? I get a phone call from Alex Gurevich of Limon and C ... More >>
When Olivea opened in May at 719 East 17th Avenue, it immediately earned a spot among the top ten restaurants on 17th Avenue, which has become a real restaurant row. Below, nine more places to brake for food along 17th.
Lori Midson Despite the half-dozen "For Lease" signs posted in the storefront windows in Old Town Arvada, at least one restaurant is actually moving in. Udi's Bread Cafe, which already has locations in Stapleton (7357 East 29th Avenue); Louisville (185 South 104th Street); Aurora (12700 East 19th ... More >>
The Arvada Grill at 5801 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada has closed its doors."Thank you to all who joined us!" is the only message offered on the restaurant's website, www.arvadagrill.com. And the website of the parent company, the Fortis Group at www.fortisdenver.com, no longer lists the Arvada ... More >>
When Cafe Bisque opened at 224 Union Boulevard in Lakewood in 2003, Westword food reviewer Jason Sheehan was initially unimpressed with the confused New American menu, but after a return trip in October, he came to appreciate some of chef Alex Gurevich's menu items, most notably the rich, creamy lob ... More >>
Restaurants unwrap a few surprises.
Will this Peruvian gem get to keep its name?
Limón squeezes in more tables.
Limón grows with its reputation.
A restaurateur digs for gold in Peruvian cuisine.
From a goose chase to a great chase, 2006 was one wild ride.
You'll like Yazoo.
Some reasons to rise and shine.
New and improved
Red-pepper jelly gets canned at Frasca.
War is hell. Cafe Bisque proves that.